The occupant behavior research work is led by Dr. Tianzhen Hong. He was an operating agent of IEA EBC Annex 66 and led Subtask D to integrate occupant behavior models and tools with building performance simulation. Annex 66 bolsters DOE/LBNL efforts by bringing together the world’s best researchers and leverages co-synergistic projects. Dr. Hong also led the 5-year occupant behavior research project under the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center on Building Energy Efficiency. He is the founder and chair of ASHRAE MTG.OBB, a multi-disciplinary task group on occupant behavior in buildings. He currently co-leads Subtask 3 of IEA EBC Annex 79.

Researchers at LBNL:

Tianzhen Hong, PhD, PI

Jared Langevin, PhD

Kaiyu Sun

Zhe Wang, PhD

Xuan Luo

Former LBNL Staff:

Yixing Chen, Ph.D.

Simona D'Oca, Ph.D.

Sarah C. Taylor-Lange, Ph.D. 

Visiting scholars contributing to our research:

[1] Ruoxi Jia (University of California Berkeley, USA)
[2] Jingjing An ((Tsinghua University, China)
[3] Xinqiao Yu ((Tsinghua University, China)
[4] Zsofia Belafi (Budapest Technical University, Hungary)
[5] Xin Liang (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
[6] Peng Xue (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
[7] Xuan Luo (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
[8] Ji-Hyun Kim (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
[9] Simona D’Oca (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
[10] Hongsan Sun (Tsinghua University, China)
[11] Xiaoxin Ren (Tsinghua University, China)
[12] Kaiyu Sun (Tsinghua University, China)
[13] Xiaohang Feng (Tsinghua University, China)
[14] Hungwen Lin (Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan, China)
[15] Wenkuei Chang (Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan, China)